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World Bank Poverty & Equity Assessments

World Bank Country Poverty Assessments

Poverty and Equity Assessments are evidence-driven, core diagnostic tools for understanding who the poor and vulnerable are, and the drivers behind recent changes in poverty and inequality. They typically utilize official household surveys, often in conjunction with other sources of data, to examine how to create better opportunities for people, and to come up with a set of policy priorities—for example, related to accessing better jobs and improving equity in fiscal policies—that can put the country on a sustainable path to achieve its poverty and equity goals.